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Public health and economic impacts of novel drug-delivery systems




2: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Supervisor:

Giovanni Traverso

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Please send you resume/CV to Dr. Jacqueline N. Chu: jnchu@mit.edu, and Dr. Traverso: cgt20@mit.edu

Project Description

We are developing computer simulations (decision analytic Markov models) to explore the public health and economic impacts of novel drug-delivery systems developed in our lab. We seek an excellent student motivated to learn decision analysis and build Markov models to test the cost-effectiveness of several hypothetical and early stage devices. Work will be conducted in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Traverso Lab under the direct supervision of a clinical/research fellow trained in decision analysis, along with a multidisciplinary team composed of mechanical and materials engineers. Prior knowledge of decision analysis and modeling is not required.


Ability to critically read scientific literature Basic statistics knowledge (statistics programming not necessary) Highly motivated, responsible, creative, critical thinkers, and organized Mathematics and/or computer science background are preferred but not required